Any suggestions that Samsung might embrace the “less is more” philosophy in 2015 are well and truly quashed here, with the rumour of four new Samsung Android tablets, alongside a “flood” of Tizen-based devices.
Over at SamMobile, we’re told to expect a whopping EIGHT new Samsung tablets, though we’ll cut Samsung a little slack and forget about the Wi-Fi/Cellular variants. Still, that’s four new tablets!
They are the Samsung Galaxy Tab AS (SM-T350/SM-T351), Galaxy Tab AL (SM-T550/SM-T551), Galaxy Tab AS Plus (SM-P350/SM-P351), and Galaxy Tab AL Plus (SM-P550/SM-P551).
Purely speculation at this point, but the first two might be successors to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, while the latter two could be new mid-range Galaxy Note tablets (as suggested by the model numbers).
Oddly, SamMobile says we should expect the new Samsung Galaxy tablets in Q2 or Q4. I’m… not sure why Q3 isn’t a possibility, but they’ll supposedly rock Android Lollipop 5.0 in any case.
Meanwhile, fresh off launching the Samsung Z1 smartphone, the South Koreans have officially promised a “flood” of Tizen devices throughout 2015, including smartphones and TVs. Samsung proudly says Tizen is “lighter” than other operating systems, meaning it’s less demanding on processing power, memory and battery.
However, writing on Samsung Tomorrow, Samsung stresses that it’s not “abandoning other operating systems”, which will no doubt come as a relief to Google and the Android ecosystem. And... relax.